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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:18 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

U of I president resigns over admissions scandal

Urbana, Ill – University of Illinois president B. Joseph White has resigned from his position.

White, who has lead the system for nearly five years, submitted his letter of resignation to the university's Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

He's the latest member of the university's governing system to step down over an admissions scandal where politically connected applicants appeared to be admitted to the university's flagship campus in Urbana ahead of more qualified ones.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:54 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Man charged with knowingly exposing partner to HIV

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis County man is facing charges for knowingly having sex with a woman without telling her he was HIV positive.

Orlando Hadley faces six counts of recklessly risking HIV infection of another. The woman involved later found out she was H-I-V positive.

St. Louis County police say Hadley had sexual contact multiple times with the woman. The police also want to hear from anyone who has had sexual contact with Hadley since February - the phone number is 314-889-2341

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:51 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Authorities in central Illinois search for killer of family

Beason, Ill. – Authorities in the tiny central Illinois town of Beason say none of the five homicide victims whose bodies were discovered on Monday were shot.

Rick Gee and his wife Ruth were found dead Monday along with three children, ages 16, 14, and 11. Three-year-old Tabitha Gee survived the attack and is recovering at a hospital.

Autopsies have been performed on the victims, but Logan County Sheriff Steve Nichols would not provide any other details about the cause of death.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:35 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Group unveils "road map" to a greener St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – A citizen-based task force in St. Louis has released a so-called "action plan" for communities to follow to improve their environmental sustainability.

The plan was coordinated by the non-profit leadership development group Focus St. Louis. Executive director Christine Chadwick says a city's environment can indicate how healthy the community is. But she admits there is a cost to becoming more "green".

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:34 am
Wed September 23, 2009

High blood pressure blamed in death of football player, 13

St. Louis – The St. Louis County medical examiner has ruled that a 13-year-old football player who collapsed during practice in August died as a result of hypertensive cardiovascular disease -
high blood pressure.

Anthony Troupe Jr. was 6-foot-2 and weighed 383 pounds. Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Case said she couldn't link the death directly to Anthony's size, but obesity is a risk factor.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:55 am
Wed September 23, 2009

Man charged with attempted kidnapping after police chase

St. Louis – A St. Louis County man faces federal charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 16-year-old girl from a bus stop Tuesday and leading police on a chase.

Prosecutors have charged Angelo Walker, 39, of Bel-Ridge with attempted kidnapping, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Police say that around 6 a.m. Tuesday Walker tried to force the teen into his SUV. A Florissant police officer saw what was happening and approached Walker.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:27 am
Wed September 23, 2009

TD El-Amin to appear in federal court

TD El-Amin

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis City Democrat T.D. El-Amin is scheduled to appear in federal court at noon on Friday.

A wide-ranging FBI crackdown on political corruption has already ensnared two other regional politicians.

It has not been made public yet what El-Amin is being accused of. If he pleads guilty to federal charges he would become the third Democrat to step down in the past month.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:26 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Proposed conversation restrictions for Mo. PSC

Jefferson City, MO – Proposed new rules would place limits on communication between Missouri Public Service Commission members and utility executives.

Commission members and other senior PSC officials would be barred from having conversations with utility officials for 30 days if their companies have pending matters before the commission or matters that may become contested.

Regulators would also have to report most routine contact with third-parties.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:56 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Slain Kirkwood police officer honored by FBI

St. Louis – A Kirkwood police officer who was killed during last year's shooting at city hall has received special recognition from the FBI.

Sergeant William Biggs graduated from the Bureau's highly selective National Academy in 2000. His picture is on a plaque unveiled Tuesday at the FBI's St. Louis office.

Jim Biggs said his brother's professionalism was evident even on that horrible February night.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:49 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Search ongoing for suspect in small-town murders

Logan County, IL – Law enforcement officials in a farming town in Logan County, Ill., are urging residents to lock their doors and be cautious as they search for a suspect in a quintuple homicide.

Logan County sheriffs responding to a 911 call of shots fired in the community of Beason found the bodies of 46-year-old Raymond Gee, his 39-year-old wife Ruth, and their children, who ranged in age from 11 to 16. A 3-year-old girl who survived is at a hospital in Peoria, Ill.

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